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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 31, 2010 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

Healey should eternally beg forgiveness for his fucking playing around. One of the main reasons for giving that era a wide berth. (That and Mydland's rinky dink keyboards and Bee Gee with a head cold vocals.)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 31, 2010 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

He did go overboard , but I like most of his shenanigans in '85 in particular . I wished he turned Bobby up in the mix more .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 31, 2010 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

Maybe it's a generational thing. I can't recall exactly but I'm fairly sure you're younger than I am. My musically formative years were the 60s and 70s. I can appreciate how it might be fun to make a guitar sound like a saxophone or whatever but I really prefer it to sound like a guitar. I'm not a holdout for totally unadorned purity of sound - you can fuzz it, echo it, delay it and phlange it all you like - just so long as it's still obviously guitar I'll be happy.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 31, 2010 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

"Someone plays guitar that sounds like clavinette"

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 31, 2010 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

So why not just hire a clavinette player? Does the musicians' union know about this underhand practice?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 31, 2010 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

I got your sappy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgA0NijZmms&;feature=related

I didn't need a bad latter day Cats under the Stars.

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 31, 2010 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

How about a Wappy ? (Sprayberry)
http://www.archive.org/details/um2008-02-09
or video 10/25/08 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbvGfQvNsFw

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 31, 2010 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

Just throwing it out here, but I think Bobby went plenty overboard with his own shenanigans; he needed little help or encouragement from soundboard wizardry!

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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 31, 2010 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's the sappiest Dead song you'll admit to liking?

Agreed (on Healy that is.) I found it slightly quaint when we embarked on the twenty year anniversary tour summer 85, but he didn’t seem to leave well enough alone and went way overboard.